February 17, 2013
I have a friend who called the other day and said she knew someone that has a 15g tank that was over stocked and decided not to care for the fish anymore. He unplugged everything and quit cleaning or feeding the tank. Knowing that I love my fish and had a few tanks, she called me to see if I would take the lone survivor. An angelfish about the size of her palm. I haven't seen the fish in person, but I do have a 29 gallon tank that has some room. All that's in there now are about 12 harlequin rasboras, and six green cories. So knowing the fish would be flushed, I said I'd take it. What I want to know is if I'm going to be able to keep this guy in the tank, or if the tank is too small for him, and he won't be better off. I have four other tanks that are fully stocked or just aren't the right fit for an angel. Any suggestions would be very welcome. I've never had angels before and honestly never really wanted them, but I feel like I have to rescue this poor creature. Thanks for any input!
July 2, 2011
Hi Jeri, depending on your filtration and water changing regime, your tank seems big enough to me and i'm sure the angelfish would be a lot better off under your care by the sounds of things. Also as its used to being the lone angel in a tank, it'll probably prefer not to have any company from its own species. I have harlequins as dither fish among angelfish and providing they are fully grown harlequins they are not likely to come to any harm. Angelfsih are not very high maintenance in my view, the fact that it survived neglect when all others died is proof of that.
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